The design concentrates on two major themes: the arrival and departure of visitors as well as the handling of 'time and its history'.
The new foyer operates as a gateway between everyday life and remembrance. Here the visitor comes to a rest and is prepared for the survey of the memorial site.
The estate with the new building, enclosed from a three meters high hedge, seems to become a part of the landscape. The new building functions as an entrance to the memorial place. Inside the enclosure there is a peaceful place. The transit from outside to inside occurs slowly, so the visitors gets aware of entering a special kind of place. After entering the visitor is confronted with travelling trough time and space, with a strange and naked truth. The new building is at the same time a point of origin as well as an end of a journey through time.
Brune Architekten, Munich